So much news passes before our collective eyes every day that we couldn’t possibly cover it all. Mostly because much of it isn’t worth covering! But here are a some borderline tidbits we passed on, just in case.
It’s Like a Theramin on Speed, Which Is Still Kinda Boring
Look ma, no hands! Also no discernable purpose? Not that art needs a purpose beyond itself, etc., and the dress is nice, and technologically yes this is interesting. Does it know any Ke$ha? [DesignBoom]
Microsoft, Yahoo, and AOL Team Up on Ads, Ads and Ads
While not quite as sad as the potential Yahaol tie-up, there’s still something baleful about the partnering of Microsoft and Yahoo and AOL to serve up highly relevant advertising to fight the power of Facebook and Google. They’re combining powers just like Wheeler, Heart and that Russian Girl, except nothing like that. Maybe you care about this if you’re Steve Ballmer? But even then. Even then. [Forbes] [imgclear]
The Apple/Samsung Cat Fight Proceeds Apace
In perhaps the silliest win for either side in this ongoing spat, the United Kingdom’s Advertising Standards Authority has ruled that the iPhone 4 is, in fact, thinner, on account of the Galaxy SII’s hump, its hump, its lovely Samsung hump. Future cases are expected to determine which phone is prettier, which is more talented, and which is most congenial. [MacRumors]
Netgear Releases Another Set-Top Box
Step one: licence technology from Roku. Step two: release product that is remarkably similar to Roku. And that is all of the steps in Netgear’s NeoTV plan. [SlashGear]
Left Behind is our daily collection of chaff we didn’t think was quite good enough to post on its own, and why.